Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese system of natural healing that doesn’t use drugs or surgery to treat illness. Instead, it focuses on restoring natural energy, called Qi (pronounced “chee”), along pathways in the body called meridians. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), illness is caused by disruptions in these energy pathways. If your Qi is blocked, the flow of blood is stagnated, resulting in pain and illness. Acupuncture works to balance the flow of Qi to organs, glands and body tissues. 

All Aurora Health Care acupuncturists are certified by the state of Wisconsin and follow the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) guidelines.

Conditions commonly treated with acupuncture include, but are not limited to:

  • Muscle, bone and joint conditions
  • Nervous system conditions
  • Respiratory issues 
  • Cardiac issues 
  • Addictions to smoking, drugs and food
  • Obstetric and gynecological issues
Acupuncture has also been successfully used to treat cancer patients, easing nausea and boosting immune function. Learn more about Aurora’s acupuncture program for people with cancer.  

what to expect

During an acupuncture session, a trained acupuncturist inserts fine, hair-thin needles into precise spots on your body along energy pathways or meridians. While everyone experiences acupuncture differently, most people feel only a small amount of sensation as the needles are inserted. All needles are disposed of after one use. Heat and electrical stimulation (moxa) may be used to enhance the therapeutic effect.
Most often, you’ll book a course of 10 treatments, though you may notice improvement after only a couple visits. Your first visit may take 90 minutes, with following visits lasting about 30 to 60 minutes. Check with your insurance provider before beginning treatment to see if acupuncture is covered by your plan. 


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16985 W. Bluemound Road

Brookfield, WI 53005


Miles Inhofer, MSOM, Dipl-Ac Wisconsin Certified Acupuncturist

N84 W16889 Menomonee Avenue

Menomonee Falls, WI 53051


Theodore King II, PhD, Dipl-Ac Wisconsin Certified Acupuncturist

12203 N. Corporate Parkway

Mequon, WI 53092


Theodore King II, PhD, Dipl-Ac Wisconsin Certified Acupuncturist

3003 W. Good Hope Road

Milwaukee, WI 53209


Theodore King II, PhD, Dipl-Ac Wisconsin Certified Acupuncturist

945 N 12th Street

Milwaukee, WI 53233


Kimberly Stephens, Dipl-Ac Wisconsin Certified acupuncturist
Individual and Community Acupuncture

1136 Westowne Drive

Neenah, WI 54956


1222 N. 23rd St.

Sheboygan, WI 53081


1910 Alabama Street

Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235


8320 W. Bluemound Road Suite 125

Wauwatosa, WI 53213


Carolyn Boatman RN, Dipl-Ac Wisconsin Certified Acupuncturist

8901 W. Lincoln Avenue

West Allis, WI 53227


Michael Culotti, WI certified acupuncturist

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